KKR vs PBKS: The second match of IPL 2023 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. The match will start today (April 1) at 3.30 pm. The two teams will face each other at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Currently Mohali’s weather is scaring cricket fans. In fact there are chances of rain in Mohali today.
Unseasonal rains are currently occurring in northern and western parts of India. Same situation in Mohali. There is an 80 percent chance of rain in the match here as well. That means, this match may be incomplete or cricket fans are likely to see a very short overs match.
Cloudy all the time
The temperature in Mohali today is likely to be between 14 to 25 degrees Celsius. During the match, winds blow here at a speed of 7 to 13 km per hour. Humidity also ranges from 60 to 70%. At the time of the match the sky will be overcast which means there is a fear of rain.
New captains for both teams
Shikhar Dhawan is handling Punjab Kings Command this time. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders regular captain Shreyas Iyer is out of his team due to a back injury, in which case Nitish Rana will lead the side. Shikhar Dhawan has good experience of captaincy at the international level, but this is Nitish Rana’s first chance at captaincy on the big stage.
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Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket keeper), Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Liam Livingstone, Shah Rukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar.
Where to watch live match?
The match will be telecast live on various channels of Star Sports Network. Live streaming of this match will be available on ‘Jio Cinema’ app.